INGLEWOOD – Legends Project Development was abruptly replaced by CAA Icon as the owner’s representative for the Intuit Dome, the Los Angeles Clippers’ new NBA arena under construction in Inglewood, California.. The move comes after an alleged audit of the $1.2 billion project.
According to VenuesNow.com the Clippers confirmed the change but declined to provide any additional comments.
CAA Icon are based in Manhattan Beach, and their projects include the Las Vegas Raiders Headquarters, Allegiant Stadium, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and renovation of the AT&T Center.
The change in owner’s rep, could explain the multiple permits refunded by the City for the project, and the appearance of the project being at a standstill.
Legends was responsible for the construction of the $5.3 billion SoFi Stadium that exceeded initial cost estimates of $2 million.
When SoFi Stadium was being built, the project stalled due to weather issues, and the realization the land was more contaminated than what they were lead to believe, which contributed to some of the cost overruns.
In November 2015, the lawsuit said, the plaintiffs discovered arsenic levels in the soil that were “dozens of times higher” than found in the surrounding area in addition to unspecified levels of lead. The land, which included a hotel in the northwestern corner from 1974 to 1994, had been used as a paved parking lot for decades [after the hotel closed].
The rest of the development, once home to the Hollywood Park racetrack, has been under a soil management plan overseen by the L.A. Regional Water Quality Control Board since 2007 to address chemicals, including arsenic, found in the soil.Companies held by Rams owner Stan Kroenke sue over arsenic cleanup at team’s stadium site
Legends is a stadium management and hospitality company started as a joint venture in 2008 to handle concessions at stadiums that were built for the teams owned by Jerry Jones and late Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, who share 49% of the company.
Legends is also the sponsorship sales agent for the 2028 Olympics, to be held in both Inglewood and Los Angeles.